:: From the "interesting to two readers" dept ::
Tuesday, October 25, 2005
New Scientist: Backlash against free internet calls
MANY of the phone companies that own the wires connecting people to the internet are gearing up to block free phone calls that use voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology.
The online edition of IEEE Spectrum, the house journal of the US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, says phone companies in France, Germany, Egypt and Saudi Arabia have announced they will block VoIP calls on their networks.
Congratulations, you've earned yourself a haiku:
"Dumb pipes": an apt phrase
Sector now fights self
Wouldn't an easier solution on the part of these Telecos be to just bundle their own VOIP services with the data they already provide? Wouldn't that be competitive instead of anti-competitive?
Posted by morland @ 01:36 PM
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true dat..good point.
Posted by: on October 31, 2005 10:58 AM
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